When to drink: 2012 +
Monfortino is produced from Cascina Francia’s Nebbiolo vineyards and is made only in exceptionally good years.
This is one of the greatest Monfortino and, at the same time, one of the least understood. When it came out many were quite surprised by how hard and rebellious it was even with its extremely ‘strong’ structure. Not everyone understood its enormous potential. Today it is a solemn wine, even if slightly closed. The color is practically intact, a relatively clear, luminous and transparent red. It is robust starting with the nose, remarkable for how solid and rigorous it is. The product of a memorable year in the Langhe, it expands on almost blood-like notes and those of iron, crushed rose and holly. In the mouth the tannins are still incredibly effective, scratching and thoughtlessly captivating. The attraction between the wine and one’s taste buds risks being fatal, one of the best versions of this wine of all time, if not the best.